Thursday, July 22, 2021

Penens Corp. ratchet

Tools by Pennen rarely show up in our area, but here's an old ratchet that I don't think fits into the Alloy Artifacts proto tool page. I can't quite make out the number in the middle, possibly MFG1661 USA? 

Previous post on a Penen wrench here



 

2 comments:

rats said...

Thank you very much for the Alloy Artifacts link, Mr. G. Hours o' fun!

Dave said...

The 1661 is covered on that Alloy Artifacts page:

http://alloy-artifacts.org/proto-empire.html#penens and scroll down a bit

I don't think there's much to say about it other than "it's a 1/2-inch ratchet and it does what a 1/2-inch ratchet is supposed to do."

I don't know why, and I'm sure it's unfair, but in my mind I've always seen "Challenger" brand as a homeowner rather than a professional brand. Maybe when I was 16 I worked with a really bad mechanic who had a Challenger socket or something.